Howes graduates from Reserve officers’ training
Christopher T. Howes, a student at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Cadet Initial Entry Training at Fort Knox, Ky.
The training is a 30-day outcome-driven event that trains and educates cadets on basic military tasks and develops the critical thinking skills necessary to become a U.S. Army officer. Cadets are observed and evaluated during classroom and field training exercises to determine their officer potential in leadership abilities and skills. Through challenging, motivating, “hands-on” training exercises, they acquire a sound understanding of traditional leadership values, fundamental military skills, Army principles and ethics and the Warrior ethos. Basic rifle marksmanship, small arms tactics, drill and ceremony, military communications, combat water survival training, rappelling, land navigation and squad-level operations field training are also components of the program.
The cadets graduate with greater discipline and physical conditioning and with newfound self-confidence, initiative, leadership skills, decision making and collective team cohesion.
Howes is the son of Charles T. Howes Iii of Dunkirk and Jessica A. Howes of Prince Frederick.
He is a 2016 graduate of Calvert High School.